The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Monday, November 08, 2004

DAILY NEWS BRIEF FOR November 6-8, 2004

Top news of the day

Protests and petitions
Party secretary surrounded in the farmers’ protests
Voice of America, November 7, 2004



Party urged to widen its search for future leaders
SCMP, November 8, 2004

17 water polluters get 'yellow cards'
SCMP, November 6, 2004

Labour – industrial accident
4 died in gas explosions in a coal mine in Jilin
吉林珲春个体煤矿瓦斯爆炸 造成4人死亡3人受伤, November 7, 2004

Labour – protests
A thousand Guangdong workers on strike demanding for better treatment
广东番禺近千名员工罢工要求改善待遇, November 8, 2004

Labour – work safety and conditions
Worker suspected died in exhaustion after working 12 hours daily
南京麻纺厂女工突发脑死亡:每天要干12小时活, November 6, 2004

Experts say regulations needed to protect journalists’ rights in reporting
中国记者维权任重道远 专家吁出台维权法律依据, November 8, 2004

Protests and petitions
Farmers leave scene of deadly dam riot
SCMP, November 8, 2004

Public discontent showed in the tide of protests and petitions
Voice of America, November 7, 2004

Beijing attempts to change petition procedures to alleviate public discontent
解决民怨 中国政府拟将民众上访转为官员下访, November 7, 2004

Public health

Poor farmers left to die in their homes
SCMP, November 6, 2004